Wall plate Presentosa
Presentosa wall plate, main colors: green and yellow, diameter 20 cm
The wall plate Presentosa is made of Italian majolica ceramic and hand-decorated with embossed glazes. Diameter 20 cm, main color: green and yellow. The decoration represents the “Presentosa”, the finest Abruzzo jewel as well as a true masterpiece of the goldsmith’s art of eighteenth-century origins. It became famous for Gabriele D’Annunzio’s description in his work “The triumph of death”.
In the original version, the charm is made of gold or silver filigree and represents a star made up of shiny foil triangles with the tip pointing outwards. In the central circle, which is the result of the union of the triangles bases, there is, on a fine twist of filigree, a symbol that gives a particular meaning to the jewel, making it a true means of visual communication. This jewel, “Presentosa”, was indeed a “Presentosa” to give away to young women as a love promise. When the charm was meant to be a promise of love, at the center there were two hearts secured with a key or a ribbon, while just one heart meant that who wore it was unmarried.
All the objects part of the brand “Fenice” are characterized by decorations with embossed glazes, which follow the rules of the traditional decorating technique “cuerda seca” of Hispanic – Moorish origins. The name of the decoration derives from the use of a cord soaked in grease with which the desired design was created on a tile and then, the blank spaces were filled with colorful glazes. This technique allows to obtain embossed chromatic effects with vibrant colours on flat surfaces, while curve surfaces of unrefined ceramics are more difficult to decorate. The dry cord decoration technique is still not widespread in Italy. In Abruzzo, the dry cord technique is performed by Marta Liberati, one of the first ceramists working with this technique in our region.
The ceramic wall plate Presentosa is an artisanal ceramic decor object suitable to every kind of furnishing style giving a colorful touch to your home. When purchasing, to the object there will be attached a Guarantee Certificate as a warranty of the craftsmanship of the product.
Sizes: diameter 20 cm, thickness 2.5 cm.
Weight 400 gr.
Product code: 12CFI